Becoming a mom is pretty amazing. But you're probably not ready to do it again so soon,, Right??!!! So, i am listing out some of the best and commonly used postpartum birth control methods which will help you to get back in to that colourful moment without conceiving another baby before you’re ready. Talk to your doctor about what method is best for you 😊

1. Natural methods- Avoid intercourse when you are fertile.. yes, you can predict the ovulatory phase by calculation method or by checking temperature or using predictor kits.. another natural method is Withdrawal i.e your partner should pull out; before he ejaculates,, yes practice matters a lot here!!! So, in these methods failure rates are much higher..

2. Barrier methods- Condoms for men, all are aware about this. Diaphragm and cervicle cap for women- it is a shallow dome-shaped device that is partially fill with spermicide and insert into vagina before sex. It keeps sperm from passing through your cervix.

3. Hormonal methods- Mini- pill is an oral contraceptive that contains a small amount of progestin. The pills come in packs of 28, and you take one pill every day so that you're getting a steady dose of the hormone. It is best for BF moms where estrogen is contra indicated..

Depo Shot- The birth control shot (Depo-Provera) is an injection of progestin you get every three months. The shot appeals to some women who want a highly effective method of contraception but don't want (or can't use) an IUD, can't take estrogen, or have trouble remembering to take pills.

4. Intra- Uterine Devices (IUD's)- Copper device- where small T-shaped device made of flexible plastic that's inserted into the uterus by a doctor.. other one is synthetic hormone progestin where device releases the progestin. They last from three to twelve years. IUDs provide effective, long-term, reversible protection, and they're safe for nursing moms. You can have one inserted;right after delivery;if you wish..

5. Surgical sterilization- If you’re sure that your family is complete i mean 100 percent, no doubt in your mind, you never want to be pregnant again—then go for surgical sterilization where the tubal ligation is done through laproscopic method called lap. tubectomy...;

Non- surgical sterlization is also done through the vaginal route, in to fallopian tubes a device is used to block.. it is good as recovery time is less!!!

All methods except IUD's and surgical one,,, you can opt only after 6 weeks of post partum delivery!!!!

Please keep in mind- never opt estrogen or estrodiol during breast feeding,,, if you want a hormonal one then go for Progestin it will not interfere BF'ing!!!

Hope i have listed the safest and convinient one!!!

Happy post- partum sex 😜

#postpartum #gynec affairs #hapazardmind

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Commonly asked question by my patients and also BC moms- doctor,, which one you have opted?? Well,, presently i am on depo shot!!! post delivery up to 8 months we never indulged after that im using depo shots 😉

This is super informative...

This is very useful.
Right now my kids r my contraceptive!!😂😁
On a serious note, ive heard prog leads to amenorrhea as a side effect. True? Also wht abt vasectomy?

This is very very useful!!

Dr. Payal M yes you are right.. i am on depo and get spotting once in a month.. thats it.. vasectomy is the best best best method,,,, 😁

Ok. Im talking to my husband abt it!!

Hey..such a amazing informative post Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa ..keep Sharing your knowledge wd us.
We follow 1 & 2 option...
Never faced unwanted pregnancy since 7 yrs of following simple steps..

Prachi - that's wonderful!!!!
Practice makes man & women both perfect 😂😂👍👏

Thank you so much Sonam patel , Sumira Bhatia

This is very very useful .....bookmarked😉

Just today I was thinking about this! And see universe sent me the right response via you Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa; 😘 thank you!

Wonderful post dear...

Superb post... Very very helpful...

Whatttaaa post !!! Bookmarked ! Priya Iyer

Khushboo Chouhan for top posts compilation pl.

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Very useful post 😋 thanks Neha Agarwal; for tagging

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa brilliantly explained!!! So many moms are gonna benefit from this!!! Priya Iyer #mustread

I have heard from many that IUDs are bit painful and uncomfortable. Is it true? And also..couple of my friends had infection due to it. So want to know more about it please.

Very informative.

Woooooooooooow...I was waiting for this...big time bookmark!!!

For us also it's 1 and 2... But I am thinking of shots now...can u Expain a bit??

useful post!

Thank u so much dr.Shilpitha. I was actually looking for this info.

Thank you so much Neha Agarwal; :)

asha chaudhry- was getting frequent queries about the safest methods.. thought to write in detail 😀

Roopashree Siddireddy - 1) Actually in initial days there will be mild cramps after IUD insertion about 15- 20days later it is reduced and accustomed.. and pain discomfort will be there while having intercourse that to only in initial days.. but within one month it is sorted out by its own 2) Infection- IUD directly never caues infections,, it irritates the inner lining and weakens the pelvic muscles leading to the infection like PID- pelvic inflammatory disease.. this is the main complication of IUD's.. commonly most of the women never face one..

Shruti Giri - Injection. Depo provera- medroxyprogesterone acetate is a form of birth control. It is an injection, or shot, that contains progestin.; It is give intra muscular or sub cutaneous also- in upper arm or buttocks- prevents pregnancy by stopping;ovulation;(the release of an egg by your ovaries). It thickens your;cervical;mucus, which makes it hard for;sperm;to reach and fertilize an egg. It also thins your uterine lining, which makes it hard for a fertilized egg to implant, or attach, to your uterus. works for about 3 months at a time. To prevent pregnancy, you have to get 1 shot from your doctor 4 times a year, about 12 to 14 weeks apart. If you get it in first 7 days of your;cycle. Changes in your cycle may occur like- bleeding or spotting between menstrual periods, an increase or decrease in menstrual bleeding, no menstrual bleeding at all.. i am having spotting every month for 4days thats it.. Menstrual bleeding usually returns to normal when you stop using Depo-Provera. It may take about 9 to 10 months to get pregnant after your last shot..

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa; ok...accha tell me as I have not heard of it it not common? Can we expect to get it in non metro cities?? Is there any failure rate??
Sorry if I am asking too much..but I am considering this option so need more info!!!

Shruti Giri - it is widely used in every phc govt centres too.. 99% success rates.. it is very much common in india now.. it was actually very common in western countries,, even a teenager used to opt this to avoid unnecessary cramps during cycles as it helps to get relief from menstruation..

Awesome post.... so many qs answered in one post!

Awesome information missed it before Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa thanks for this looking for this actually, thinking of progesterone injection as suggested by my gynecologist read just full details thank you

This is very informative...thx shillpitha


Superb post....Thanks

Very informative👍👍
thnq for the post Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

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